Liz Burch, KOIN News

Liz Burch


Portland, OR, United States

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Recent articles by Liz:

Police: Speeding driver had rifle with ‘homemade suppressor’

The Portland Police Bureau arrested a man for violating a felony suspension by speeding and being armed with a rifle Friday morning, according to officials. → Read More

Wheeler plans to rehire 100 recently retired officers

Mayor Ted Wheeler said he plans to rehire 100 retired Portland Police Officers amid this record year for homicides. → Read More

Blanchet House: Old Town situation ‘desperate’

One social services organization in Portland’s Old Town district said it has a possible solution to what cultural groups described as “rapidly deteriorating conditions” in their neighborhood. → Read More

Carjacking victim speaks out: ‘I can’t trust anyone now’

Police are warning residents about a clever ruse carjackers are using after a group of teens reportedly tricked drivers out of their own cars. → Read More

MultCo Sheriff Reese: Ending gun violence a challenge

After a weekend that saw 13 shootings in 28 hours, killing one and injuring three others, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners will meet to address an ongoing trend of violence that has rocked the community. → Read More

Court docs: Bullets in Molalla shooting hit teen’s bedroom, passing truck

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Molalla man is facing numerous charges, including first degree attempted murder, after he shot a gun multiple times in the direction of a truck, a crowded shopping center and a house, going into a teen girl’s bedroom while she was in bed, according to court documents. In addition to a […] → Read More

MultCo chair: ‘We all need to do more’ to curb gun violence

Portland police are investigating multiple shootings after yet another violent night and morning in the Rose City. → Read More

Old Town violence tightens Lan Su Chinese Gardens security

Executive Director Elizabeth Nye told KOIN 6 News they have had consistent break-ins, their staff often threatened both verbally and physically and drug use on the plaza is prevalent. → Read More

Hardesty on gun violence: We need systemic, data-driven approach

Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty broke her silence on gun violence Tuesday in a one-on-one interview with KOIN 6 News. → Read More

Hot Labor Day brings more tourists to Oregon coast

The hot weather on Labor Day means more tourists at the Oregon coast. And that means more water rescues for emergency responders. → Read More

Sex offender Jared Walter gets nearly 2 years in prison

Serial sex offender Jared Walter was sentenced to nearly 2 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to his most recent offense — taking a picture of a woman inside a bar’s bathroom. → Read More

Woodland woman killed in crash with semi-truck in Ridgefield

A driver was killed Monday in a crash involving a semi-truck in Ridgefield, deputies said. → Read More

First responders: Please respect mandates this Labor Day Weekend

First responders in Oregon are asking people to be respectful and follow state health mandates if they plan to travel this Labor Day Weekend. → Read More

Father, son accused of stealing $335K from grandmother

A father and son from Linn County are accused of stealing more than $335,000 from the family matriarch over 3 years, the sheriff's office said. → Read More

Winterhawks open camp with new logo, ‘good chemistry’

With a new logo and a new designation as the top developmental program in the WHL, the Portland Winterhawks opened their training camp Thursday. → Read More

84% of recent COVID cases among unvaccinated Oregonians

Oregon officials said Thursday that unvaccinated people accounted for more than 84% of the state's recent COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Oregon State Fair reinforces mask mandate

As the delta variant continues to fill hospitals and stretch ICU beds to their very limit, there are still people who are refusing to follow the indoor/outdoor mask mandate throughout the state of Oregon. → Read More

Army Corps of Engineers building burns in NW Portland

Pictures show massive flames coming from a commercial building. → Read More

Man stranded for 5 days at Oregon sand dune

The US Coast Guard had to be called in to assist in his rescue because the area was not accessible by ATV or UTVs. → Read More

Oregon 3-day total: 4396 COVID cases, 14 deaths

An eye-popping 4396 new confirmed/presumptive cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Oregon Health Authority for the three days from Friday though Sunday. Another 14 people died, including a 27-year-old woman from Douglas County. → Read More